Category Archive: Books & Media

History Book Club

Wednesday April 15, 2015
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM
This months selection is The Last of the Doughboys by Richard Rubin.

In 2003, 85 years after the armistice, Rubin managed to find dozens of American veterans of World War I, aged 101 to 113, and interview them. All are gone now. They were the final survivors of the millions who made up the American Expeditionary Forces. Self-reliant, humble, and stoic, they kept their stories to themselves for a lifetime, then shared them at the last possible moment, so that they, and the World War they won, might at last be remembered.

Copies are available at the Main Desk. Newcomers always welcome.

Morning Book Group

Thursday April 9, 2015
10:00 AM until 11:00 AM

Our selection for this month is Day After Night by Anita Diamant.

Four young women haunted by unspeakable memories and losses, afraid to begin to hope, find salvation in the bonds of friendship and shared experience even as they confront the challenge of re-creating themselves in a strange new country. Based on the extraordinary true story of the October 1945 rescue of more than two hundred Jewish prisoners from the Atlit internment camp outside Haifa.

Copies are available at the Main Desk. Newcomers always welcome.

Evening Book Group

Tuesday March 24, 2015
7:00 PM until 8:15 PM

This month’s selection is Bethany Caleb by Kate Spofford.

“On a clear day in October, Bethany Caleb decided to bring a gun to school. It was only Tuesday. 

She has been bullied. Her friends have betrayed her. Now, she holds the power to make them pay. Will she use that power for revenge, or will the gun show her what is really important?”

Author Katie Spofford is our Young Adult Librarian at the Wadleigh Library. She will be joining us for the discussion. Copies of her book are available for purchase and signing.

Newcomers are always welcome.

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